Outdoorsmans is the tripod I use, Its built by hunter for hunters. It is a modular system that you can build in any number of ways. While they are a little pricey (its made in America) you only have to buy it once and I guarantee you'll be happy. I'm using the tall version with the panhead its been on several hunts in the past two seasons and has proven to be the best tripod I have worked with. Its small light weight and rugged. Buy the best and you'll never be disappointed.